By Arfang M.S Camara
The Gambia ended their participation in the just concluded 5 Islamic Games in Turkey with two gold medals in the Women’s 200m and Women’s 4x100m races.
“The 5th Islamic Solidarity Games officially closed in Konya, Turkey. Gambia won two golds at the games. Women’s 200m. Women’s 4x100m,” the Gambia Olympic Committee posted on Facebook.
Team Gambia comprising 25 athletes participated in many track and field events including Judo, Athletics, Basketball 3×3, Swimming, and Para sports from 9th to 19th August.
Meanwhile, The Gambian contingent departed to Turkey for the delayed 2021 Islamic Games on 7th August 2022, before they were later joined by the other athletes from the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The Islamic Solidarity Games is a multinational, multi-sport event that involves the athletes of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) who compete in a variety of sports to strengthen Islamic camaraderie and reinforce the values of Islam, primarily to the youth.